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Sun safety for kids

Summer will be here before you know it! Parents and children alike are ready to spend their days outside – swimming, playing on the beach, picnicking at the lake or just hanging out together in the yard. With so many fun outdoor activities, remember to take care of your child’s skin. Most of us worry...
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Difficult conversations: Aging with grace and accepting the new you

Everything changes – the old neighborhood where we grew up, our work setting, our goals, technology, the people around us – and we change as well. The world around us is changing, and sometimes it is easier to embrace that change than to accept that we have changed. As we grow older, we begin to...
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Microneedling: A fast and painless anti-aging treatment

Finally, there is an advanced treatment for anti-aging that doesn’t require you to hunker down in your home for a week to avoid seeing people. And it’s painless, so you may even decide to take a nap while it’s going on! Most aesthetic treatments for anti-aging involve creating a controlled wound in the skin to...
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Breaking down the new mammography standards

Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed changes to mammography standards. These are the first changes to the regulation of mammography screenings in more than 20 years and will improve quality and modernize breast cancer screening. The key changes include providing patients with information about breast density, in the form of...
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Transitioning from pediatric to adult care

As your kids get older, you’ve probably considered whether it’s time to move on from the pediatrician who’s taken care of them all their lives. And teens coping with hormonal changes or in need of counseling about birth control or an eating disorder might feel out of place in a waiting room with babies and...
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Bridge the gap for health care in the minority community

Heart disease, hypertension and diabetes disproportionally affect minority communities in the Upstate and beyond. While many health care systems have focused on helping diverse communities make lifestyle changes to battle these life-threatening diseases, Prisma Health is leading the way in taking another approach to handling these epidemics. We want to address these disparities by inspiring...
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Achilles tendonitis: Prevention and treatment

Achilles tendonitis is an overuse syndrome associated with the calf muscles and the heel. The Achilles tendon is made up of the lower end of the two muscles in the calf on the back of the lower leg. These muscles assist in knee movement, and because they attach to the heel, they also move the...
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Colorectal cancer: It’s not an old person’s disease

Colorectal cancer rates are rising in young people, but symptoms are often ignored. People under 50 may assume symptoms like rectal bleeding are simply related to hemorrhoids and only seek over-counter fixes. Likewise, they may be told their abdominal pain is only gas or related to constipation. Studies show that, in some cases, physicians diagnose...
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Children and digital media: Tips for parents

Today’s children and teens are surrounded by digital media that influences how they feel, learn, think and behave. Overuse of digital media and screens may place your child or teen at risk of obesity, sleep problems, inappropriate sharing, online predators and cyberbullying. It is important to teach your kids healthy digital media habits. Here are...
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Prisma Health has 10 tips to help you spring forward

GREENVILLE, SC – Whether you are springing forward or falling back, the effects of changing the clocks by only an hour during daylight saving time (DST) can be noticeable. On Sunday, March 10, we will lose an hour of the day – and that time is most often subtracted from time spent sleeping.  If you’re...
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